Japan's Bullet Train
Monday, 26 July
On 1 October 1964, the fastest train the world had ever seen was launched in Japan. The first Shinkansen, or bullet train, ran between Tokyo and Osaka, and had a top speed of 210km per hour. Lucy Burns spoke to Isao Makibayashi, one of the train's first drivers.
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(Photo: Shinkansen, or bullet train. Credit: Keystone/Getty Images)